Occupational safety and health protections

F. E. Mirer, J. M. Stellman

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Abstract

Preventing occupational disease and injury, eliminating hazards, and improving the quality of the working environment is an essential component of public health and preventive medicine. This article reviews statistical measures of occupational safety and health performance, and links these to specific prevention programs. For each industry, a job-outcome matrix should be constructed, so that preventive measures can be targeted on mechanism of injury for each outcome, and results can be tracked among the job categories with specific risks. © 2008

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Public Health
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages658-668
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780123739605
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Injury statistics
  • OSHA
  • Occupational illness
  • Occupational injury
  • Prevention

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